Google Classroom vs Moodle

Last updated: April 12, 2022

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Google Classroom
Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication. Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive.
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Moodle
Moodle is a free and open-source learning management system (LMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. With customizable management features, it is used to create private websites with online courses for educators and trainers to achieve learning goals.
Google Classroom vs Moodle in our news:

2022. Moodle 4.0 gets radical redesign



Open source eLMS system Moodle has released the new version 4.0, bringing exciting new user-experience changes that will make using Moodle simpler and better than ever. Following extensive surveying of the Moodle Community, a radical redesign has been implemented, aimed at improving how Moodle users navigate around their site. Moodle 4.0’s new design introduces a ‘clear, fresh and contemporary’ set of primary and secondary menus. The key changes that are to be introduced are primarily focused around navigation and are intended to make it easier for a Moodle user to navigate through the Primary and Secondary Menus, see exactly what is needed for them to complete a course, create and manage courses. The UX has updated the Primary horizontal menu by using tabs, adding in a My Courses menu item to make it much clearer for a Moodle user to identify those things that are most important to them. Critically, the primary menu will continue to be customisable so that bespoke menu items can be added, either as additional items or as dropdown categories. These improvements will be replicated across all devices – desktop, tablet and mobile – giving users the same upgraded experience whichever device they log in with.


2018. Google Classroom now available for enterprise G Suite accounts



Google Classroom - the company’s education offering - is now available for all G Suite customers as an “additional service.” Google Classroom allows to create classes, distribute assignments, give quizzes, and communicate with students. It is centered around a Stream that provides a chronological list of assignments and questions that can be seen and answered by all. It may be useful for any “instructor-led setting,” including tutoring centers and other employee trainings. This additional service will be available for G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise customers, with Classroom enabled by default unless otherwise manually opted out of by admins.